Last year, the president of the United States launched a mobile social app for his supporters. Sadly, for President Donald Trump, it seems that he’s had the app for much longer than we thought.
American website Mic reports that a pre-launch test by a cybersecurity firm suggests that any attempts to secure the real-time, location-based social media app could be hampered by the fact that the US president’s cell phones have not been stolen.
According to security firm Zscaler, it seems that the app has already been vetted by the feds before its official launch. However, the firm indicated that these checks may have missed a number of issues that could prevent anyone from successfully securing the app.
These included the fact that users’ personal accounts might have been access by third-party sources, along with references to the App Store and Google Play.
Concerns about the content and content of the app were also raised. This could mean that President Trump could have multiple versions of the app ready for his fans.
Zscaler also suggested that the app had at least one device that featured a weak router, while another device contained a compromised sensor, which could mean that the network was easily penetrated.
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Once Zscaler discovered the potential vulnerabilities in the app, it recommended that companies who have the app update their network security settings immediately.
The hackers that released the app, Electrum Investigations, subsequently claimed to have affected the app’s security before the launch.